Multigenre genius Dodd dives headfirst into the paranormal realm with this first chapter in a supernatural family saga, Darkness Chosen. All of Dodd's characterization and plotting strengths help to deliver a power-packed novel and set up dangerous adventures to come. A scintillating
and superb novel!

Administrative assistant Ann Smith has a serious crush on her enigmatic boss, Jasha Wilder. Then Ann inadvertently discovers that Jasha is something more than human -- he has the ability to shift into wolf form.

A thousand years ago, the first Konstantine Varinski made a deal with the devil that his descendants have had to live with. But Jasha's parents defied tradition, married and fled. Now the Wilder children must restore the missing pieces of a religious icon, or the family is doomed. When a lightning strike leads Ann to a piece of the missing icon, it signals that she is now a part of this highly dangerous drama.

(SIGNET, Jul., 416 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith